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MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 10:00am EST
illegal guns, mike bloomberg's group, that showed that group of wayne lapierre of the nra support of background checks in 1999. because the debate was so much further to the left back then, the nra was under pressure just seemed to be moderate and support some forms of gun control, such as background checks. there's a report from that time that wayne lapierre threatened to quit the nra if they didn't support some kind of control such as background checks. that's helped them win more elections in red states and people like harry reid get elected in nevada, a pretty pro-gun state. the question is, is that going to be productive for people who want to see gun control get passed? will this mean an increased prag ma tichl, mean that the issue has a better chance of getting through? >> and what's the answer to that question? do we know? >> i don't have a crystal ball, but if you talk to people who support gun control, they have been beaten down for a long time, losing consistently for 20 years will do that to you. and they feel better than they ever have. there is, as you know, a lot of
Current
Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
circumstances are. you saw wayne lapierre this weekend talking on fox news, and chris wallace was the only person who i've seen really go at wayne lapierre and talk to him person to person about what the flaws in his argument are. short of that you very rarely hear them get put on the defensive in a way that makes other people cringe and perhaps their own membership think they've done this for a long time. they're going to continue to do it for a long time. they're willing to fight to the last left person. they're going to keep on doing what they do, and they've got very powerful enablers. we mentioned harry reid, he has powerful enablers on capitol hill to keep doing what they're doing. >> sam, we have less than a minute left, and you're going to stick around, but what did you think of keith ellison's view of the progressives. >> i think it's a problem. president obama is a centrist democrat whose policies are consistent with that. i think it's important for progressives and liberals to continue to agitate for issues that are important to them as opposed to being a cheerleader for preside
Current
Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm PST
luck on the film. so where does wayne lapierre draw the line? if at all. i'll talk about that and this week's folks in blackness coming up next. but when joint pain and stiffness from psoriatic arthritis hit even the smallest things became difficult. i finally understood what serious joint pain is like. i talked to my rheumatologist and he prescribed enbrel. enbrel can help relieve pain, stiffness, and stop joint damage. because enbrel, etanercept suppresses your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections tuberculosis lymphoma, other cancers, and nervous system and blood disorders have occurred. before starting enbrel your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. don't start enbrel if you have an infection like the flu. tell your doctor if you're prone to infections, have cuts or sores have had hepatitis b have been treated for heart failure, or if, while on enbrel, you experience persistent fever, bruising, bleeding, or paleness
FOX
Feb 3, 2013 8:00am EST
well as wayne lapierre the head of the national rifle association and we will try to separate reality from rhetoric and get into what would work and what would work in their various arguments and there've been new developments we have that picture that's gone viral of the president skeet shooting at camp david. presque isle the american sniper who was killed yesterday in a texas gun range. the story continues to build >> it's a chris gives the rundown because there have been so many different pieces to this and calls for action proposals. what measures are making their way to the dock it's now? >> there hasn't been a formal -- yes, senator feinstein is passed legislation were offered legislation. it isn't really going to the process. they just had hearings. there are three major proposals and i'll give you a morning line as two where they stand. first is the idea of an assault weapons ban like we had for 10 years starting in 94. diane feinstein proposing that. that we'll have the hardest time passing. there are some indications the white house realizes that we'll have a difficult time
Current
Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
violence that could swallow us any time. like the world that wayne lapierre describe at the group's 2012 annual meeting. >> we know that our government lies and shrouds the truth about the very real threats to our lives and our way of life. we know our government knows how vulnerable we are to terrorist attacks that could freeze our transportation systems black out our cities, shut down the distribution of fuel and food, and lead to perhaps months of unprecedented elimination of social order. >> john: that was not a david lynch film. now with lots of him from its corporate allies in the firearms business, the nra has so altered the climate for gun-controlled measures that la pierre no longer makes comments like this one, after the 1999 columbine school massacre. >> we believe in absolutely begun-free zero-tolerance, totally safe schools. [applause] that means no guns in america's schools, period, with the rare exception of law enforcement officers or trained security personnel. >> john: contrast that bit of sanity with this notorious comment from lapier year after the december's san
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 6:00pm EST
wayne lapierre of the nra. is this the new gop? the nra is invited, but not conserve tef gay rights groups. >> they are cosmetic changes. but i have to admit, the one that doesn't fit in this whole puzzle is romney. >> they're so confused, internally, that that's going to stumble them going forward. >> jonathan, exclude the conservative gay groups while welcoming people like wayne lapierre, doesn't that send the signal that they're not going to be there? >> i would argue it's the same old republican party. so by them kicking out, go proud, it's sort of the standard m.o. but by keeping out gays and lesbians, by keeping out african americans, the republican party is sealing its fate as a second tear party. and they won't go there because the republican party just isn't welcomed. >> i hope he doesn't need a drink of water while he's speaking. victoria and jonathan, thank you for your time tonight. >> thanks, rev. >> ahead, a powerful story of giving back. a medical doctor who's fighting to hear the city where he grew up. and then, more of my interview today with president obama. his th
PBS
Feb 3, 2013 12:30pm PST
getting a gun. >> we have laws against murder. people are going to kill others anyway. wayne lapierre and the nra used to support universal background check 10 years ago or so. >> what happened? >> i do not really understand it. they have become more unreasonable, i would say. i do not think we are going to get much of anything now, but this is not going away. >> mean that is right. it is fasciting to watch the dynamic of the nra, at this point. david cain, he is sort of the good cop, the president's of the organization. longtime conservative leader. he is a longtime nra board member. he has actually come out for universal background check. lapierre is the more strident, bombastic, take no prisoners. this is a losing fight for the nra. if we punish people for making false statements on mortgage applications, some bank will be hurt. when it comes down to a gun, this is more serious. >> charles? >> i think the background check will pass. 90% approval in public opinion polls. maybe the size of the magazine clip. a limit of 10. on the assault weapons ban, ich a recapitulation to what we tried
CBS
Feb 4, 2013 4:00am EST
acknowledges we should do something with background checks. >> not everyone. wayne lapierre, head of the nra says the president's proposals won't stop gun crimes. >> it's a fraud to call it universal. it's never going to be universal. the criminals aren't going to comply with it. >> but mark kelly, husband of former congresswoman gabby giffords says they need to be extended to gun sales at private shows. >> since 1999, people were prevented from getting a gun because of a criminal record or history of mental illness. >> something even the senate's top democrats, majority leader harry reid has not endorsed. >> i did isn't vote for it last file because it didn't make sense but i'll take a look at it. >> kelly says they need to pass the ban. >> i spent 25 years in the military. i know the value of having an assault weapon. it's to kill a lot of people very quickly. they're way too readily available. >> lapierre says they're to help keep americans safe. despite the fact that polls show most nra members do not share that position. anne-marie? >>> coming up on the "morning news" authorities search
CBS
Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm EST
tighter gun control. the head of the national rifle association wayne lapierre responded to the president's state of the union address. >> it's not about keeping kids safe at school. that wasn't even mentioned in the president's speech. >> reporter: lapierre renewed his call for more armed guards in schools and accused the president of politicizing the sandy hook tragedy. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >>> the president is pushing a new ban on assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines as well as universal background checks. while the nra opposes all three, expanded background checks are getting some traction on capitol hill. >>> coming up in your only local 7:00 news i will sit down with a meteor specialist named emma bullock and we'll talk about the events in russia and the astroid that just missed us and whether or not we could have talked it if we needed to. >> you think she'll talk space aliens, too? >> i think she'll probably rule that out. >> just lady in this half hour a star wars rumor and a little later. >> i now consider my mistake and failur
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2013 2:00am PST
nra. wayne lapierre's rantings are easy to lampoon but he may have the support and votes to block any kind of real gun legislation and them's the facts. >>> also illinois has become closer to being the next state to approve gay marriage. guess what, for once i think they're right. and water-gate, marco rubio's water bottle ilk may be there to haunt him for years. this is "hardball," the place for politics. laying ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. yeah we both relieve coughs, sneezing, aches, fevers. and i relieve nasal congestion. overachiever. [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the
Current
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
how many people do belong to the national rifle association? wayne lapierre testified last month that his organization represents some 4.5 million americans. the "washington post" fact checker took a look at that claim and give it one pinocchio. it took a look at the membership through how many people receive the magazine through subscription numbers, because people get free magazines from the nra, and the number is closer to 3.1 million, a very small percentage of the 70 million americans who say they own a gun. we're back after the break. [♪ theme music ♪] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ ♪ hey all right now ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome to it. it is amazing how many 12-star generals there are out there that are against any gun control of any kind. hello, stephanie i just strumabled upon your show. wow. >> i listen to both sides of the argument. [ laughter ] >> stephanie:
MSNBC
Feb 25, 2013 2:30am PST
. >> nra vice president and ceo wayne lapierre took on the white house today. he said, it's been the obama's administration's plan all along to confiscate guns through universal background checks. >> the media called me crazy when i said that given a second term obama would come after our guns. okay. i was wrong. he did it before his second term even official le begun. he tried to do it. at the very heart of their anti-gun agenda is what they call universal background checks. don't you be fooled. there is nothing universal, nor responsible, about it. it's aimed at registering your guns. and, when another tragic opportunity presents itself, that registry will be used to confiscate your guns. >> let's move back overseas, where oscar mipistorius spent t weekend out of jail and on bail. the track star remain indoors much of the weekend still new developments in this case. his brother, carl pistorius faces charges of negligent homicide from a 2008 car accident when he hit a woman biker with his car. it's not uncommon for charges to be dropped and reinstated. as the lead investigator in th
CBS
Feb 4, 2013 4:30am EST
everyone, wayne lapierre, head of the nra says the president's proposals will not stop gun crime. >> the kinds aren't -- criminals aren't going to comply with it. >> reporter: but mark kelly, husband of gabriel giffords, says they are working and they need to be extended. >> since 1999, 1.7 million people were prevented from getting a firearm because they had a criminal record or a history of mental illness. >> reporter: the toughest sell here on capitol hill is the assault weapons ban, something even the senate's top democrats, majority leader harry reid has not endorsed. >> i didn't vote for the assault weapons last time because it didn't make sense but i'll take a look at it. >> reporter: kelly says congress needs to pass the ban. >> i know the value of having an assault weapon. it's to kill a lot of people very quickly. i think there are -- i think they're way too readily available. >> reporter: lapierre says semiautomatic guns help keep america safe. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> president owe bap ma says the -- president obama says the boy scouts should be open
CNN
Feb 16, 2013 2:00am EST
president, wayne lapierre put out the rallying cry in an op-ed on the website the daily caller, responding to president obama's calls in his state of the union address for new gun laws. he suggests the president already made it clear he wants to ban all semiautomatic weapons and he says, quote, it's not paranoia to buy a gun. it is survival. anderson discussed all this with nra president david keene. >> you criticized the president's state of the union comments saying he was trying to use emotion to force things through. you said that's a mistake because that's the way you get to bad policy. the nra, though, aren't you also using emotion? wayne lapierre wrote an op-ed and he said, hurricanes, tornadoes, riots, these are perils we're sure to face, it's not just paranoia to buy a gun. it's survival. isn't that also using emotion? >> back during katrina, when there was lawlessness in new orleans and around there, authorities tried to take away everyone's firearms. we had to go to court to get those removed and prohibit the government from doing that in times of emergency. we all h
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 7:00am PST
proposals but it's an uphill climb. this weekend, nra president wayne lapierre insisted universal background checks will not work and claimed the president is against the second amendment. >> during the campaign when he said to people i will not take away your rifle, shotgun, hand gun, they leafletted the country with flyers like this, obama's not going to take your gun, obama will protect gun rights, and now he's trying to take away all three. i don't think you can trust -- >> senate majority leader harry reid says he hopes gun legislation will come out of the judiciary committee but he was noncommittal over whether he would sign an assault weapons ban. >> would you vote for it? >> frankly, she knows, i haven't read her amendment, i didn't vote for the assault weapons last time because it didn't make sense but i'll take a look at it. >> i will bring in "washington post" columnist ruth marcus and senior staff writer for "the hill" alex bolton. good monday morning to both of you. ruth, this is the president's first big sell to the american people. what do you think he needs to say
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm EST
mouth. >>> can president obama beat the nra? wayne lapierre's apocalyptic rantings about a world without guns are easy to lampoon, but he may have the support and the votes to block any kind of real gun legislation and themselves the facts. >>> also, illinois has moved a step closer to becoming the next state to approve gay marriage. conservatives are chronically worried right now that they're losing the culture war at least on that front. for once i think they're right. >>> and watergate. water hyphen gate. marco rubio's water bottle moment may be the image that haunts him for a long time. a look back at some of the other moments that fairly or not have come to define some politicians forever. and this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ kitt ] you know what's impressive? a talking car. but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. this ge locomotive can tell you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. delivering whatever the world needs, when it needs it. ♪ after all, what's the point of talking if you don't have something important to say
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm PST
. >> universal background checks? >> yeah. we need to increase that. >> wayne lapierre hit the sunday show circuit and taken to task over the ad asking obama's daughters protected by guns at school. why isn't your child? >> the point of that ad was this. it wasn't picking on the president's kids. the president's -- >> it mentions them. >> they're safe and we're all thankful for it. >> they also face a threat that most children do not face. >> tell that to the people in newtown. tell that -- >> do you think that the president's children are the same kind of target as every school child in america? that's ridiculous and you know it, sir. >> even the xherms last night with the gun debate. >> the nra once supported background checks. america can do this. for us. please. >> starting with michael sheer for "time" magazine. welcome. >> thank you for having me, toure. >> one of the things that the senate is proposing a curbing sales in states with relaxed laws to buyers in states with tougher laws. this is not something that the president's been pushing already. sounds interesting. how exactly wou
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 2:00am EST
right now. what about wayne lapierre being a featured speaker? is there an identity when the pro-gun lobby, the second amendment people who believe in idea logically that we've got to have a gun to protect ourselves from a tie ran cal government some kay, is that part of the republican -- i went back and looked at the republican platform. it's all pro nra language. is your party, the republican party now, identified pretty much uniquely with the nra. >> first of all, i would say we're the pro liberty, pro freedom party which i believe is part of what the nra platform is. second of all, if you look at states like pennsylvania, ohio, wisconsin, michigan, where we pick up a lot of democratic votes is on that issue where they do feel that obama and others are coming to take away their gun. that's why gun sales are up all across the country. >> do you think obama is coming to take away somebody's gun? >> well, you explain to me why gun sales are up in all these places, where there are very strong democratic bases. >> i wish you'd answer a simple question. do you as an obviously articulate
CNN
Feb 15, 2013 8:00pm PST
you also using emotion? wayne lapierre wrote an op-ed and he said, hurricanes, tornadoes, riots, these are perils we're sure to face, it's not just paranoia to buy a gun. it's survival. isn't that also using emotion? >> back during katrina, when there was lawlessness in new orleans and around there, authorities tried to take away everyone's firearms. we had to go to court to get those removed and prohibit the government from doing that in times of emergency. we all hope we don't come to the situation where we have something like katrina that breaks down all law enforcement. we all hope that none of us are attacked by an armed intruder, that no one who runs a small business is robbed, that no woman is raped, but those things happen. what i was objecting to was the rush to pass legislation without really debating it or looking into it. there are ways to deal with the things he wanted to deal with, but by just writing something in the dark of night and ramming it through a legislature and signing it is not a good way to develop policy in a democratic society. >> i agree with you th
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 2:00pm EST
sunday" of chris wallace and wayne lapierre. it was a hostile back and forth. let's play it. >> the president's kids are safe and we're all thankful for it. the point 0 of that ad -- >> they also face a threat most children don't face. >> tell that to the people in newtown. >> do you think that the president's children are the same kind of target as every school child in america? that's ridiculous and you know it, sir. >> you know, unfortunately, i think there are parents all over the school -- all over the country that think their kids are entitled to the same amount of protection going to school and they want their -- >> they should have secret service? >> no. but what they should have is police officers or certified armed security in the schools to keep people safe. >> hogan, you have a large conservative audience watching that and told by chris wallace he's ridiculous. how does that or how does he recover? does the nra have credibility? >> they do but i think losing it rap rapidly. they have talked about things they're against than for. they're for safe america. how do they do t
MSNBC
Feb 5, 2013 1:00am EST
in it. and why even chris wallace has concluded that wayne lapierre is a little bit crazy. >>> and a bigger story behind the super bowl, the power outage, six words, if we only had a brain. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank d'snlet you talk to a real pn 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. do you guys ride? well... no. sometimes, yeah. yes. well, if you know anybody else who also rides, send them here -- we got great coverage. it's not like bikers love their bikes more than life itself. i doubt anyone will even notice. leading the pack in motorcycle insurance. now, that's progressive. call or click today. aarrggh! >>> this picture, of the president -- is now the subject of scrutiny by the skeeters, people who think this picture of the president skeet shooting is fake. i swear, sometimes politics -- i just can't -- real things, real things happening with gun control next. skeeters. [ female announcer ] today, jason is here to volunteer to help those in n
MSNBC
Feb 19, 2013 11:00pm EST
newtown, connecticut, which left 26 people dead, nra ceo wayne lapierre has pushed the narrative more guns means a safer america. gun rights activists have embraced this claim, with some going even further than that and capitalizing on the national discussion. a youth hockey league in fargo, north dakota, with players as young as 4 years old plans to give away 200 firearms in a raffle. it's a great fundraiser for them. the new hampshire association of chiefs of police is raffling off 31 firearms, including semiautomatic weapons. and the latest all around pizzas and deli in virginia beach, virginia, is offering 15% discount if you carry openly to the store or show them a concealed weapons permit. here is a happy customer posing with her son's semiautomatic rifle. it's fun for the whole family, isn't it, young and old. see, in virginia it's legal to carry a gun into banks, hospitals, stores, movie theaters, restaurants, and open carry is even allowed in bars. sounds like a great idea. let's see, guns and alcohol, mix them together, nothing is going to happen. here is what more guns have
CNN
Feb 24, 2013 9:00am EST
, you're talking about wayne lapierre, not speaker boehner. >> no, no, not speaker boehner. >> what you're saying is all of that information, if you were a law-abiding citizen with no records, no mental health problems, whatever information you have given to that gun store or whoever that is then fed into for a background check, goes away. they press delete. so no one knows you own that. >> it's not a registration. you don't find out -- but if you've -- but if you've lied about it, then that is going to be retained. >> let me ask you, because there are so many issues coming to your committee. i wanted to ask you about immigration. you made an opening statement during one of your hearings that just said, you know, that you basically oppose the idea of tying border security to allowing undocumented workers to begin a pathway towards legalization. and yet what we're led to believe is bipartisan committee wants to do exactly that. >> no. what i'm saying is don't make the perfect -- the enemy of the good. if you say there must be total security before we can go forward, that's never goin
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 4:00pm PST
gingrich, there's a fresh face. alan rich, rick santorum. don't forget wayne lapierre, the kid on the block. and even a curtain call for mitt romney. it doesn't look like the far right's grip on the gop is fading after all. john is a senior adviser to the santorum presidential committee, at least for the last one and roger simon is a pro here at political comments for politico. john, why the same old song, the same old faces? >> well, you know, everybody is talking about this rebranding and they almost this is like money ball where we're supposed to get rid of all our players and bring new players in. the change in marketing terms is not rebranding, it's repositioning. what the republicans did wrong, it wasn't except for a few cases bad messengers, we didn't resonate with the hard-working people around this country. we fight too much for taxpayers for the wealthy, we look like we fight for loopholes for big corporations and we've lost our way fighting for average hard-working blue collar americans. and that's where we have to change. not the players per se. although there are new play
ABC
Feb 3, 2013 10:00am EST
on occasion. i know wayne lapierre. he's always been extremely pleasant to me. we have a good relationship. so i am not here to demean the organization. >> but they are resisting almost everything you talked about and we talked about here, everything the president has called for. >> george, just because they resist it doesn't mean we can't do things. i mean, we have a lot of special interest groups that come and complain about things and we don't listen to them. we'll listen to them and make the right decision. >> but will you commit to getting something done? >> yes, i definitely want to do something with immigration for sure and i want to get something done on guns. >> then we've got the big issue -- >> george, let's not limit this conversation only to guns. there are other issues, very important issues, mental health, i mean, gee-whiz, we've got to do something on that. that's certainly the truth. >> let's talk about another huge issue this year, the sequester issue this year, the sequester across-the-board budget cut will hit on march 1st. you talked to leading republicans
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2013 9:00am EST
association, wayne lapierre, isn't buying it. he says the president's gun control effort is a charade, a political effort disguised as a public safety issue. >> they only care about their decades long, decades old gun control agenda. ban every gun they can, tax every gun sold, and register every american gun owner. >> david gregory is moderator of nbc's "meet the press." david, you're going to have a big, actually, subsection of guns in america on "meet the press" today. the president going to chicago. he supposedly going to talk about some economic stuff, but he had to deal with this gun issue, especially in his hometown. >> but that's a question of how guns get trafficked, how they get into the city, as well as which guns. the reality is, what does the president say? you pointed this out on state of the union. the white house is not confident they get a ban on assault weapons or magazines, as you well know. background checks looks better. look, wayne lapierre is getting ready for 2014 and the midterm elections and making this much more about government overreach than solving real pr
CNN
Feb 24, 2013 12:00pm EST
wayne lapierre, executive vice president of the nra speaking last night at the western hunting and conservation expo. joining me now is senate judiciary chairman patrick leahy of vermont. is that true? you know that's what some gun hunters, gun owners fear, that a background check is nothing more than a way to get registration? >> no, it's not going to be registration. of course the speaker knows that, but he's paid very well to stir up the -- his membership and to help increase dues paying members but we ought to lower the rhetoric and talk about reality. i'm a gun owner. a lot of people in my state are gun owners. i know the last time i went in to purchase a fire arms i had to go through a background check. i didn't have any problem with doing that. >> what do they do with this information? this is my name, this is my address, this is my phone number. i don't have any mental health problems. what do they do with this when they put it in a background check? >> if they are told the truth and it is cleared out -- >> deleted is what you're saying? >> yes. but what happens, i don't mi
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 7:00pm PST
it. and why even chris wallace has concluded that wayne lapierre is a little bit crazy. >>> and a bigger story behind the super bowl, the power outage, six words, if we only had a brain. all stations come over to mission a for a final go. this is for real this time. step seven point two one two. verify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. we've got a lot of empty cans. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase wha
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2013 7:00am PST
way that wayne lapierre feels. >> the president has their polls. wayne lapierre does not. i remember in elementary school i had to take a current event class and i'm wondering if he's not paying attention to the news. we have newtown with 20 kids gone. and you have this new killer on the rampage in los angeles. at some point the gun laws can no longer control us. we have to control them. >> well, i wonder, too, david if they are tone deaf. universal background checks, which do seem, if anything, have the broadest support. take a listen. >> at first glance, there's nothing universal about it at all. but think about it, criminals won't be part of that universe. think about it. they will steal their guns. >> the polls are not on the nra side. 52% of americans support stricter gun control laws. overwhelming support for the universal background checks. 92%. 56% support a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. is the nra tone deaf? >> well, i think clearly there's a reaction to newtown that is not expected, given the horrific tragedy. the challenge for everybody, the president
MSNBC
Feb 19, 2013 8:00pm EST
wayne lapierre, who made up a story recently that south brooklyn was a hellish world, where looters ran wild in the aftermath of super storm sandy. on facebook, ingrid writes the man lives in his own world of violence and an impending apocalypse. linda bauer calls it fearmongering, the nra's constant ploy to sell guns. and kevin says lapierre's level of paranoid delusion underscores the need for tighter gun control. you can go to our facebook now and join in on the conversation. and don't forget to like "the ed show" when you're there. we appreciate that. >>> "hubris," the book and the documentary by the same name have ripped open new information on the lead-up to the war in iraq. david corn is here for more tonight, and we'll be right back. old mop. but don't worry, he'll find someone else. ♪ who's that lady? ♪ who's that lady? ♪ sexy lady ♪ who's that lady? [ female announcer ] used mops can grow bacteria. swiffer wetjet starts with a clean pad every time, and its antibacterial cleaner kills bacteria mops can spread around. swiffer gives cleaning a whole new meaning. ♪ l
CNN
Feb 24, 2013 6:00am PST
over america. >> that was wayne lapierre, executive vice president of nra. joining me is patrick leahy of vermont. is that true? you know that's what some gun owners fear, is that a background check is nothing more than a way to get registration. >> no, it's not going to be registration. of course, the speaker knows that, but he's paid very well to stir up his membership and help increakreecrease dues-paying me. i think we need to stop the rhetoric. i'm a gun owner. a lot of people in my state of vermont are gun owners. i know the last time i went in to purchase a firearm, hi to go through a background check. i didn't have any problem with doing that. >> and what do they do with that information? when you go in and say, this is my name, address, phone number. no, don't have any mental health problems. they put it in a background check and what happens with that? >> they check to see if you told the truth and then it's cleared out. >> it gets deleted, is what you're saying. >> yes. but what happens, i don't mind having a background check for me, but i don't someone with two felonies for
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 3:00pm EST
know, screen grabs of online. it features very prominently an endorsement of wayne lapierre on the top and reads senator reid led efforts to create the world's finest shooting range right here in our state and staunchly opposed to the so-called assault weapons ban, played a critical role in passing a law to protect gun manufacturers from junk lawsuits, et cetera. where does he go in the national conversation? you mentioned some proposals flying around. what does he do about this? >> i think he's been pretty clear in trying to carefully stake out the position. the history here is he's definitely a pro-guns second amendment guy from a pro-gun state in nevada and the views didn't change. what's maybe changed is that his relationship with the national rifle association is a lot worse. he's found himself running against them and even though the votes are totally pro nra if you score him. the nra putt up money against him and really burned that bridge with him. i think what he's going to be doing over the coming months is going to give a vote to dianne feinstein, probably won't vote for
ABC
Feb 3, 2013 8:00am PST
people and seen certainly wayne lapierre and some of these others, it's bizarre, they have this vision that we're living in a "mad max" movie and the idea that we have a police force that provides public safety is somehow totally impractical despite the fact that is, in fact, the way we live, so i think that the terms of the debate have shifted. now the craziness of the extreme pro-gun lobby has been revealed and that has got to move the debate -- it's got to move the legislation at least some degree. >> are you comfortable with where the nra has been on this? >> i am. this is a perfect example why people believe washington is broke. this horrific incident in newtown, and here what is our debate? it's focusing on guns when there is not one person at this table who really believes that that's the root of what happened there and -- when we have people that get into the mind-set that they want to harm people, as a former mayor, i know people will get guns no matter what laws we pass, just like the illegal drug -- >> i caught you on a false statement there because at least i do believe tha
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Feb 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
applaud fox new's chris wallace for calling out wayne lapierre over the controversial ad that attacked the president for having armed guards for his daughters. take a look. >> did you really think that the president's children are the same kind of target as every school child in america. that's ridiculous and you know it sir! >> jennifer: i love that. someone at fox news actually caring about the truth. that is to be applauded. congratulations chris wallace. doesn't real jurnallism feel good? the senate agreed to advance legislation reauthorizing the violence against women act. as you remember last year that violence against women act died in the house, the bill, after republican leaders objected to adding provisions that would expand protections to the lbgt community and immigrants, but today the motion to proceed passed. final passage is expected in the senate sometime this week, but then it goes to the house to be dealt with, so we'll see what happens there. and then finally, last story tonight. it has been more than 50 years since rosa bark's famously refused to give up her bus sea
KRON
Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
of the union address. wayne lapierre was talking to a national oil dance, and says that the president's did not talk about keeping children save at school, arguing that he is more interested in taking away the rights of americans. >> the president used the state of the union address to make an impassioned plea for tougher gun control and many people in the audience were victims of gun violence. >> smoking bans may be lowering the rate of preterm births. researchers in belgium found that the risk of preterm births decrease after the introduction of each phase of a public smoking ban. public health experts hope that as more and more countries in europe and around the world adopt stricter legislation on smoking in public places, the health benefits will start to become evident fairly swiftly. a study from england published last month found that the introduction of smoking bans their lead to a swift and dramatic falls in the number of children admitted to hospital suffering from asthma attacks. hospital suffering from asthma attacks. >> we will be right back. well, well, well. g
ABC
Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
talking about how the gun lobby has changed over the years. it including the nra president wayne lapierre supporting background checks in 1999 which they now are against. on the road today, the president held his first campaign event in minneapolis, minn., for support for his gun legislation. this is despite mixed opinions on its passage. >> if there is just one life we can save, we have an obligation to try. we have shown progress is possible. >> he picked minnesota because they're making effects -- making the effort to reduce violence. >> state department employees and their new boss for the first time this morning. john kerry reported for work replacing larry clinton as secretary of state. coming up at 6:00 tonight, hear what he had to say about the first man to be secretary of state in eight years. >> a video catching a man beating of a disabled man in an adult group home. charged with assault and reckless endangerment. stephen tschida has teh details. >> you see the woman heading the disabled man in the head, face, and neck. she is taunting a disabled woman to join in. at the group home, no one
MSNBC
Feb 17, 2013 4:00am PST
? wayne lapierre's rantings about a world without gunses are easy to lampoon but may have the votes and support to block the real legislation. illinois has moved a step closer to becoming the next state to approve gay marriage. observers are worried right now they're losing the culture war on that front. for once i think they're right. and watergate, water hyphen gate. marco rubio's water bottle moment may be the image that haunts him. some of the other moments that fairly or not have come to define some po politicians, forever. this is "hardball," a place for politics. a talking car. but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. this ge locomotive can tell you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. delivering whatever the world needs, when it needs it. ♪ after all, what's the point of talking if you don't have something important to say? ♪ i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease th
FOX News
Feb 4, 2013 9:00am EST
would include universal background checks. as we've heard from nra's wayne lapierre that is something that they are not for, in fact the nra has gone so far as to say it's in the in support of any restrictions at all whatsoever on guns. martha,. martha: we know that the president, kelly is going to run into headwinds even with democrats in congress on this issue. what is his plan to try to get it through? >> reporter: i think we are seeing that plan start taking shape today with his trip to minneapolis. the president will likely continue these campaign-style stops at various cities that have been plagued with gun control, minneapolis being one of them and already taking action of course to deal with this gun control problem, the gun violence in that city. the president will continue to push for this. he will not try to introduce any legislation himself, he wants congress to do that e wants congress to step up to the table and go ahead and offer some of its plans that he has in place. the president would like to see congress act or enact a ban on assault weapons, high kpwas te capacity
KRON
Feb 15, 2013 7:00am PST
president obama, criticizing comments he made during the state of the union address. wayne lapierre was talking to a national audience and said the president did not talk about keeping children said that school, arguing that he is more interested in taking away the rights of americans. >> the president use the state of the in an address to make an impassioned plea for tougher gun control and many people in the audience were victims of gun violence. >> smoking bans may be lowering the rate of preterm births. researchers in belgium down the risk of preterm births decreased after the introduction of each phase of a public smoking ban. public health experts hope that as more and more countries in europe and around the world about stricter legislation on smoking in public places, the health benefits would start to become evident fairly swiftly. >> a study from england published last month found that the introduction of smoking bans their lead to a swift and dramatic falls in the number of children admitted to hospital suffering as much tax. >> if it is pretty more for everyone. it will get m
MSNBC
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am EST
arguments for sensible gun control, background checks and the like is wayne lapierre, whenever he goes on the air, i think he illustrates just how radical and crazy this wing of the nra is. i don't think that represents the actual view of the majority of nra members. >> it does not. >> i don't know, i don't know. >> mika, 80% of nra members support universal background checks. a majority of nra members support getting rid of these high capacity magazines. i'm telling you the overwhelming majority of nra members are hunters and people that want to support -- >> double the price and making them sell out. >> the survivalist wing of the nra. >> there's a lot of them. >> you say there's a lot of them. >> a lot of gun owners and people buying guns. people want their second amendment rights. the clash -- we're kind of not having the right conversation. this has to be about common sense gun safety and live and breathe in memories of people who died not just chicago or newtown and the last decade or so. we're too caught in wayne lapierre and rhetoric, to me nra is about buying and selling guns, no
MSNBC
Feb 25, 2013 3:00pm PST
palin, rand paul, allen west, and wayne lapierre. now i'm sure we'll have one that will have you and dana definitely wanting to go hear the great orator, rick perry is going to speak. what do you think, angela? >> whoo! just kidding. first and foremost, we have to talk about what is going on with the gop. the gop has, i think, a three-fold problem. it's the message. it's the messengers and the audienced audience is the person people who don't care to hear what they're talking about, whether it's on cpac or fox or some other media outlet, the message isn't resonating in part because when you look at the changing dem graphics of this country, they have got to at some point start talking about social issues because folks vote wholistically. what is the candidate talking about that makes sense to me? how does it impact me? and then at some point we have to address the humanity of politics, compassion and concern for your neighbor. all of which for some reason the republican party is so distant from, it just doesn't make any sense. >> but, you know, i think that -- cpac is the big conserv
CBS
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm EST
association, wayne lapierre, responded to the president's state of the union address. >> it's not about keeping kids safe at school. that wasn't even mentioned in the president's speech. >> reporter: lapierre renewed his call for more armed guards and schools. and accused the president of politicizing the sandy hook tragedy. at the white house, tara mergener, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, the president is pushing a new ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, as well as universal background checks. while the n.r.a. opposes all three, expanded background checks are getting some traction on capitol hill. >>> grammy-nominated rapper two chains is arrested on maryland's eastern shore on drug charges. state police say the rapper was charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, following a traffic stop on his way to perform at the university of maryland eastern shore. two chains, whose real name is taheed epips, tweeted this picture saying, lock me up then wanted pictures. two chains was released with a citation. >>> prosecutors charged olympian oscar pis
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Feb 27, 2013 4:00pm PST
supported by 95% of the american public. the 5% are wayne lapierre and congressional republicans. that's all that is left this is an issue that will have a lot of saliencne 2014. >> cenk: we'll be right back. surprise -- your house was built on an ancient burial ground. [ ghosts moaning ] surprise -- your car needs a new transmission. [ coyote howls ] how about no more surprises? now you can get all the online trading tools you need without any surprise fees. ♪ ♪ it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade.
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Feb 25, 2013 5:00pm PST
the constitution. >> john: i think we made our arguments. i do believe that wayne lapierre bears a responsibility for the massacre culture. can you elaborate on that. >> absolutely. the whole idea of the nra 20 years ago when they were making their big turn to the right--i'm sorry i'm old, it's more like 30 years ago, it's about stopping crime. all of these--the idea of the vigilante, the dirty harry type, none of these people who are out there shooting up these schools you know, none of these people are the classic nra villain types. they don't have a robbed. it's the opposite, people on delusional revenge fantasy precisely what you see in nra culture. >> john: thomas frankcal almostist for harper's magazine. thank you so much for your time and insight tonight. >> absolutely. >> john: what is america talking about? political families and our non-political oscars, more coming up. save them. woolite everyday cleans your jeans and won't torture your tanks. woolite washed clothes look like new, longer. the bar harbor bake is really worth trying. [ male announcer ] get more during red
CNN
Feb 28, 2013 12:00am PST
in? it isn't the america want to live in it isn't the america i want to live in. >> this is wayne lapierre's remark. and so on and so on. pretty insulting and coming from a man who seems to me his sole purpose is try to guarantee that no controls are brought into prohibit the sale of guns. >> that is right. they oppose everything the atf to do their job. they have made it difficult to keep data. they have made it difficult to do proper research. also that manufactures of weapons can produce more. and then they press all of this. it is a gun culture. that culture is letting bad things happen. >> well, you are doing a fantastic job on this tonight. >> piers, thank you you have been wonderful thank you so much for your help. it is uphill all the way. thank you very much indeed. >> thank you. >> joining me now is william beg. he was in the emergency room on the day of the sandy hook massacre. thank you for coming back on the show. you showed everybody today how guns really work in the real work. i want to show a little part of what you did today. >> looks like we have a well placed hi
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Feb 27, 2013 3:00pm PST
again so does wayne lapierre. [♪ theme music ♪] >> michael: guns and voting were the dominate themes in washington today and we'll get to both in a minute but first let's quickly update you on where we stand with the sequester. the white house did make a move today. they invited congressional leadership to meet with the president on friday to try to find a way around the $85 billion in mandatory cuts. you might be saying friday isn't that locking the barn after the horse is out? turns out president obama can order the cuts any time on march 1st. so washington's deadline for a deal is now 11:59 pm friday night, and should a deal get done, i'm sure they will use up every last minute. chuck hagel wasn't exactly radiant his first day on the job. >> budget, sequestration, i don't need to dwell on all of the good news there. that's a reality. we need to figure this out. >> we certainly do. jack lew was confirmed as treasury secretary today. now to the news on guns and capitol hill where emotions are running high and rightfully so. they held a hearing to examine banning assault weapons. thi
NBC
Feb 4, 2013 11:00am EST
at the beginning of the third quarter last night. it showed nra executive vice president wayne lapierre after the shooting at the columbine high school in 1999 saying he supported closing a loophole on background checks. the ad was paid for by mayors against illegal guns which is cochaired by new york mayor bloomberg. >> a forum at the university of maryland's baltimore campus over how to curb b gun violence. state attorney general douglas gam ler is hosting the meeting. montgomery county police chief jay thomas major are speaking. today virginia lawmakers take up the gun show loophole. the justice committee will discuss whether to enforce background checks. currently only licensed dealers are required to obtain checks at gun shows. the general assembly rejected numerous proposals. private sellers as recently as last month. >> a hostage situation in alabama drags into its 7th day today. police are releasing more information about the gunman. jimmy lee dykes is accused of killing a bus driver and taking a 5-year-old boy hostage. dykes is a decorated vietnam era veteran. neighbor
MSNBC
Feb 18, 2013 3:00am PST
think, though, chuck, this is very, very big news. obviously, wayne lapierre, who's a guy that i -- i support the second amendment. i think maybe they should ship him to france for a couple years. >> i think he hurt the movement. i think it's made it easier to sit there and say, wait a minute, whose side do you want to be on? they've been bad spokespeople on this front. it has made it easier for a tom coburn, who by the way is probably going to be the lynch pin here. schumer has been negotiating with him. they want to get coburn as a co-spon ssor on the background check. >> diane feinstein, chuck schumer. these people, they cannot push the republicans in any direction whatsoever. but wayne lapierre's mistakes, mika, week after week after week, his horrific performance on fox -- >> every single one was a cringer. >> the stupid thing they did with their gun app that little kids could play. on the month anniversary of the sandy hook slaughter. the commercial going after the president's kids. wayne lapierre did more to damage the nra than any democrat or liberal could ever do. >> he total
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Feb 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
everybody wanted. but the nra wayne lapierre that went on tv a week after the connecticut massacre he that is what is wrong with that endorsement. >> the women donors network put out poll, what we learned is that the last organization they want to hear about on issues of safety or the last group they want to hear about is the nra. even women in nra households. a third of the women who were polled own guns in their household. it's time for people in congress to understand that women are prepared to vote on these issues. they're also prepared to take action. the nra of today as christine said is not the nra of yesterday. >> jennifer: interesting stuff. thank you for joining me in "the war room." jill alper and christine pelosi. up next, the equivalent of in and out burgers the sustenance that we like to call the best of the rest. and then the equivalent of day day-old bread, our own. brett erlich. >> coming up, john mccain, beyonce phil spector and the boy scouts and other people i've invited to your surprise birthday party. don't go away. is >> jennifer: cenk uygur leading "the young t
MSNBC
Feb 9, 2013 4:00am EST
. >> so wayne lapierre is talking about the second amendment to the constitution there, and he is kind of correct. in this country we have a constitutional right to bear arms. the second amendment is 27 words long, quote, a well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed there is a lot of debate about what kind of arms the second amendment refers to and exactly what a well regulated militia is. but it is clear one of the things the founders wanted people to be able to do is to protect themselves from the government, government overreach. and this is a fact of american life that the most liberal of liberals or progressive of progressives simply can't deny. the constitution protects this right. here is the deal. for the past 48 hours, we've been watching a horrifying story unfold in los angeles. a frightening case study in what happens when someone decides to bastardize those rights and to use those second amendment rights to create chaos. >> this is a blue alert broadcast on a 187 suspect, forme
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Feb 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
left? >> well, i think their main concern is that wayne lapierre will use it in his next hearing to argue that everyone ought to have a drone. >> jennifer: gee. >> like any good card-carrying liberal people have concerns, but is it because we trust obama before than bush? yes, yes we do. and i have had a surprising number of people check in, military people, military guys from afghanistan who said, look this saves soldiers lives, and i think we came out of such a dumb unnecessary war in iraq, when president obama said he's going to fight a tougher but smarter war on terror he has. it's absolutely a tough issue. >> jennifer: yes, i completely agree with what you have just said. i'm interested in karl's take on it. first of all i agree that we trust the president. if this was bush we would be up in arms because we would not trust that he would strike in a very targeted way and try to minis. >> somebody today said that we took out blocks and blocks, that was not a targeted strikes. how many hundred of civilians in iraq did we kill? >> jennifer: karl, if there is this fight on the left,
CNN
Feb 19, 2013 3:00am EST
responsible background checks. >> wayne lapierre runs the nra. he's a fascinating and in my view a very dangerous character. he has done complete u-turns on background checks. he used to be in total favor of universal background checks. he was in favor of all schools being gun free. now he wants the opposite. everything is geared towards now with the nra and the leadership, not the membership, but the leadership toward the sale of guns and ammunition. >> and the recommendations are to keep the flow and sale of guns. 3 million guns are imported to the united states every year, 5 million guns that are manufactured here are sold. the nra is funded by the gun lobbyists. i say to smith & wesson, to remington, all the other gun manufacturers, what about putting a gps chip in those guns? you assume the responsibility and cost. i have proposed this to white house, to congress. put a gps chip in that gun. so the responsible gun owner whose house gets robbed by some little punk, and those guns are sold to the bad guys, you should be able to act vite it like i have an ipad, and if somebody st
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
had to witness the black humor of wayne lapierre over the last few weeks. but here's a black comedian on this. >> you don't need gun control. we need bullet control. we need to control the bullets. that's right. i think all bullets should cost $5,000. $5,000. you know why? because if it costs $5,000, there'd be no more innocent bystanders. >> when even comedians and crooners like tony bennett are begging for action, are you becoming more optimistic that the nation is prepared now to do something substantive on this issue? >> well, i am. i'm hopeful at least. optimism may be a shallow virtue fair compared to hope. but i think the evidence is growing in line with people's sentiments across this nation who are simply fed up. we want common sense gun control. we want a president who uses his bul bully pulpit to talk about the disregard of common sense for those people who are promoting, you know, the loud and vigilant and aggressive no holds barred approach to guns. the nra has to be brought into line here. most americans think we want to protect the second amendment. we don't want to und
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2013 1:05pm EST
1993 wayne lapierre was on "face the nation." he made the point that we believe very strongly that those people need to be included in the system for background checks. >> if john mccain's 2010 campaign, when he ran for president, is the most memorable campaign of any that i have covered. we will never see it again. he was facing george w. bush who had the republican party backing him and the three republicans from new hampshire and all the money. john mccain held 114 town meetings and stayed there until every question was answered. you can see the light will go on in people's heads. john mccain said we are not going to get a patient's bill of rights. next question. it was this refreshing candor. he was totally open to the press. it was a cantor and openness, sort of a welcome this that no one had seen before and no one has seen since. longtime columnist -- >> longtime paul -- longtime columnist on his career in politics. tonight at 8:00. she never set foot in washington. her husband, benjamin harrison tie -- benjamin harrison, died after his first month in office. in c-span's orig
CBS
Feb 15, 2013 4:00pm EST
control. >> the head of the national rifle association, wayne lapierre, responded to the president's state of the union address. >> it's not about keeping kids safe at school. that wasn't even mentioned in the president's speech. >> lapierre renewed his call for more armed guards in schools. and accused the president of politicizing the sandy hook tragedy. at the white house, tara mergener, wjz eyewitness news. >>> the president is pushing a new ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, as well as universal background checks. the nra opposes all three. >>> a suspected shoplifter is dead and another man is recovering after a head-on crash. it happened thursday near interstate 81 in hagerstown. the suspect stole clothes from the sears center and left a shopping center in a stolen car. they went up a highway access ramp. the suspect hit the suv. that driver is still in the hospital. >>> well, the deadline was today. and 16 people have filed to be the next anne arundel county executive. this is all the result of john leopold's criminal conviction and resignation. >>
CNN
Feb 14, 2013 6:00am PST
hours from now, and wayne lapierre, the president of the national rifle association because the past couple months, we've had a gun control debate where, look, i'm going to tell you something, piers does not have the facts, the substance and the intellect on his side, so he's villainized specifically wayne lapierre, turned into the villain of the gun control debate. happy valentine's day, sweethearts. >> ooh, roland! >> okay, hold on a second, hold on. okay, i'm ready. all right. i would say congressman steve stockman of texas and congresswoman maxine waters of california, okay? those two, what happened to maxine waters' photo? what happened? >> there it is. it's there. >> you have crazy steve stockman if you want to read the funny pages read his press releases. he's a guy invited ted nugent to the state of the union and i'm sure congressman waters would just smack him aside the head with roses all day long. >> i saw her talking to ted nugent at the state of the union. there is photographic proof of that, roland martin. >> no, that was congressman sheila jackson lee. >> darn! it was
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
wayne lapierre and the nra and wayne lapierre rants that he put out in the "daily caller" yesterday, again focused on the fear that you just talked about, carol. talking about hispanic gangs going crazy. talking about those people in brooklyn after sandy. i mean, it was just a very racist rant that does not do any good for their position. and the reality of it is, carol, the positions -- the proposals that the president has put out are very sensible. there's a quinnipiac poll that came out yesterday that essentially said that 56% of americans, a majority, not a huge majority, but a majority, support bans on assault weapons on and on the high-capacity magazine clips. 92%, carol, support the universal background checks. >> but there's no chance of -- this community leader also says, you can talk about banning assault weapons all you want. but you have to get to the root of the problem. and the problem she says, isn't so much about guns, it's about the gun culture. and the culture of violence. >> i agree. >> especially on the main streets of chicago. go ahead. >> and the president abso
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Feb 22, 2013 6:00am PST
. >> exactly, including gun owners. wayne lapierre doesn't speak for these people. he speaks for the manufacturers, the only people to profit since newtown. this is why lindsay graham has been going after chuck hagel, not because he has any moral core beliefs about chuck hagel being bad. lindsay graham is doing this because he knows the tea party dispieses him. >> these people do know the president can't just strike something down in the constitution. >> stephanie: i know. jeff in iowa writes steph back in the '90s the nra supported background checks and then the brady law was passed and the gun industry complained about slumping gun sales so the nra decided they are now opposed to background checks. thank you, jeff. [ applause ] >> they want a national database of mentally ill people but not of gun owners and show id when you vote, but not when you buy a weapon. >> stephanie: exactly. nra president convicted of shooting. david keane bragged this week that his pro-gun agenda would work because guns were cool his son was accused in december 2002 for shoot his handgun at another driver
FOX News
Feb 1, 2013 9:00am EST
control. and you're also going to be speaking to wayne lapierre of the nra. these were very emotional hearings over this weekend. what do you want to talk to them about on sunday, chris? >> well, i guess, you know, look, every day you guys, because you cover it every day, there is another act of violence. another person who, you know, walks into a school, walks into a mall, walks into a work place, and starts shooting it up. you know, really? can we do nothing about it? is it impossible to? i don't know that i know necessarily what the answer is, whether it is more background checks. whether it is better mental health. the president obviously refused to call out his friend on in hollywood about all the violence and videogames and movies. can we, is it possible, and i hope, and in expanded you know, half an hour of fox news sunday, the first half hour when we talk to the two guests is it possible to find any common ground, sensible solutions? i know lapierre will never go for an assault weapons ban which kelly wants and obviously other people want but is there some common gro
CSPAN
Feb 15, 2013 7:00am EST
. this caller is plugged into what wayne lapierre is talking about. he thinks the president has a secret agenda that will end up with the confiscation of guns and the takeover of towns and neighborhoods and our country. that is ridiculous. of steps opinion is out with gun owners in this country. host: from twitter -- as one of the sponsors of the assault weapons ban of 2013, tells about the exemptions. guest: i encourage anybody who has this question to go and read the assault weapons ban that we introduced some weeks ago. that bill actually lists several thousand weapons that would not be illegal under the law. that is not an includes a list. it is just a set of examples of weapons, over 10,000 weapons, that would still be available to individuals. the assault weapons ban says that a gun that has a detachable clip and another military feature like a pistol grip, that would be reserved for military usage. the thousands of weapons today that are used largely for hunting and sports shooting would still be available that is a really good resource. i cannot recite chapter and verse every gun
MSNBC
Feb 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
between the nra and white house continue today with wayne lapierre slamming the president. >> well, the same thing during the campaign when he said i will not take away your rifles, shotgun, handgun. they leafletted the country with fliers like this, obama is not going to take your gun, obama will protect gun rights. and now he's trying to take away all three. >> the white house disputes that assertion, and it comes just as the president is about to head to minnesota to talk gun control tomorrow. joining me now with more on all of this, nbc news white house correspondent peter alexander. first of all, why minnesota? >> it's a good question. the white house has made it very clear this, of course, is the first trip for the president. they say there will be others. vice president biden has been to virginia already, pushing their anti-gun violence efforts. minnesota, minneapolis specifically has some relevance here. it was only last september where a gunman killed six people including himself in a workplace shooting. it is a state that has a longtime culture of gun ownership. nearly one in
MSNBC
Feb 24, 2013 7:00am PST
association's leader, wayne lapierre when he said this. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> all right. back with me is civil rights attorney, maya whiley, new york university professor, nick and former staffer for new york mayor mike bloomberg now against gun violence, dena, is that correct? got it. i am bad at people's names. i want to start with you. i spent some time last night and this morning reading this text reducing gun violence in america and mayor bloomberg wrote the forward to the text making the claim it is all gun violence. suicide rates here in new york. not only do we keep people from being killed in homicides with guns, we have lower gun suicide rates. once you don't have a gun you can't shoot anybody. it feels like a basic argument. >> it's absolutely true. the statistics bear that out. states that have universal background checks or stronger background check laws have half the suicides than states that don't have those laws in place. almost 40% of women -- 40% fewer women are shot and killed by intimate partners in states with bett
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Feb 24, 2013 3:00pm EST
that wayne lapierre said last night in salt lake city. take a listen. >> but i've been amazed, just amazed at how rapidly this debate deteriorated from what has proven to work to what has proven to be the political agenda of those bent on attacking the second amendment to our constitution. dianne feinstein herself commented she's had the gun ban legislation in her desk for over a year waiting for the right time to introduce it. really? >> do gun rights activists like yourself still take that guy seriously? >> well, i think that gun rights, people take the second amendment seriously. >> that wasn't the question seriously. do you still take wayne lapierre seriously? is he still an effective spokesman pore gun rights activists like yourself? >> i think that's a question that's really beside the point. the question should be, in my opinion, what can be done that realistically would make a difference in not having these horrible situations like we saw with those children being murdered, and i think it's -- it's three prongs. it is certainly more capability to know who is buying these gun
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